Category Archives: Animals

Owl Pellet

Last weekend was a time for raptors at my suburban north Texas home.  First of all, I unintentionally attracted a Cooper’s Hawk to my fence on Saturday.  I had refilled my bird feeder with fresh seed that morning.  Although I … Continue reading

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Wild Rose Pass

A Valentine Ghost Story This post is an excerpt of an article I wrote about nine years ago and I cannot believe I haven’t posted it at Nature is Nurture before now. I suppose the theme is a little more … Continue reading

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Call of the Crows

The call of the crows can very well be a warning that predators are approaching. Continue reading

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A Squirrel? A Bird? No, it’s a Frog!

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What to Expect When Your A/C Goes Out in 100+ Temps

Hopefully this is a somewhat humorous and enlightening post regarding what I’ve learned firsthand this week living without air conditioning.  We live in Texas, it is mid-July, and the daily temps, unfortunately, have reached 107+ every day this week.    … Continue reading

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Deer Resistant Gardening

Recently my husband and I took a quick weekend trip to East Texas to get a glimpse of what retirement might look like should we choose the area.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting the piney woods of … Continue reading

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Benefits of the Opossum

I like opossums.  I’m sure this is probably an unusual statement coming from me, a person who has lived all of her life in an urban area.  I am rural at heart, but alas, I was born, raised and continue … Continue reading

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Non-Toxic Houseplants

This post is a quick turnaround response to my former article entitled, Houseplants to Brighten Your Winter.   You see, as a person who enjoys and respects all forms of nature, especially our children and pets, it was reasonably assumed I featured only … Continue reading

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Cat Grass

Since most of us are in the midst of winter and our lawns are yellow, brown or bare, our outdoor and indoor/outdoor cats may not have much greenery to partake of.  While the jury is out regarding the benefits of … Continue reading

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A Dog Named Chumpie

Originally published early January 2012 There is a little white dog with reddish-brown spots that lives, unfenced, two doors down from my mom (about 6 acres away). He probably isn’t full bred, but he definitely has a lot of Bud … Continue reading

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